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mallicoat. >> and i'm grace lee. >>> well, first it was police, and now the fire department has taken a big hit in san jose. just as fire season starts to heat up, starting today, there will be fewer fire trucks available to respond to emergencies. one engine from fire station 29 is being taken out of service to save money. the number of firefighters on trucks is being reduced from five to four, and crews are all taking a 10% pay cut. as a result, the department says response times could increase. >>> good news in oakland for some police officers. the city will hire back 22 of the 80 police officers that it laid off last year under a new city budget that was approved last night to close a $58 million shortfall. the mayor cast the deciding vote. the plan includes pay and benefit cuts that city workers have already accepted. >>> work crews are cleaning up a mess in the east bay. east bay m.u.d. says that a water main broke near san pablo dam road in el sobrante around 9:30 this morning. crews were able to cap the 12" line but as you can see, several inches of water still remain. there are als
, state police, patrols or staffing at nursing and veterans homes. it affects roads, it's a big hassle for campers, they've got to leave state parks on this fourth of july weekend. >>> and the nba's collective bargaining agreement ran out. making it the second major sports organization to lead a lockout. the league said lost $300 million last season. so owners want to reduce players' salaries. the sides are so far apart on this that industry insiders say the entire 2011-2012 season is in jeopardy. i'll have more with "sports illustrated" later on in the show. >>> prosecutors in the casey anthony trial can call rebuttal witnesses after the defense rested without put herring on the stand. cnn has obtained home video of anthony as a young girl in 1991. here she is as a friend's birthday party. >> happy birthday, my name is casey. >> what do you think, casey, i didn't get you. >> happy birthday. happy birthday, my name's casey. >> the woman who claims she had an affair with casey's father was on the stand yesterday. here's what she says, george anthony, the father told her about caylee ant
, and it is a big if, the case does collapse, what will dominique strauss-kahn do next? >> there is been a sensational reaction in france today. this is a nation that was angry about the way he was paraded in the initial stages. it was not just about his reputation. it was the reputation of the nation itself that was being questioned. they were angry about headlines in the american newspapers. people are talking about a premature way justice was delivered. we have heard from deputies in parliament -- it is my sense that there has been so much said that it would be unthinkable for him to stand as the next presidential candidate for the socialist. i where his support goes, some might be candidacy. the outcome could have big implications. >> we are falling big business stories today. 17 e.u. finance ministers went, whew -- we have some time. >> greece lived through with their promise that they would pass austerity measures. the eu finance ministers will be discussing the next bailout. this tide's greece over. they are held over until september. the next big bailout will carry them through u
not everyone is happy with what's in it. state universities took a big hit, $1.3 billion cut. public school also have less and will have to make do with less, $3 billion in payments are delayed and 70 state parks will be closed. >> this must budget will affect almost all of us. among the changes, commuting in the bay area, beginning tomorrow it will get more expensive. toll also increase on bay area bridges for vehicles with more than two axles. that includes big-rigs and cars towing boats or trailers so if you're heading to the sierra, bring extra cash. public transportation fare also also rice, the san francisco municipal transportation agency is bumping up the price. a $2 hike for adult and $1 for kids, seniors and disabled. golden gate transit buses and ferries will add 5% to their fares for a full list of fare changes go to our website. >>> this has impacted dozens of san jose police officers. 67 of them will turn in their badges tonight. as we first reported to you yesterday, they are victims of san jose's $150 million budget deficit. they'll officially be off the job as of midnight t
people. we are not showing this to you for the sake of it. who do you know who making a big difference in your community? you can nominate these heroes and they end up winning. >> making a huge difference in their communities. a good thing to see. we want to wish everybody a wonderful fourth of july weekend. hope you're safe, healthy, happy and you have a little bit of fun. >> you're off? >> i'm off watching the fireworks. >> christine and i will be here on monday. have a fantastic weekend. kyra phillips takes it over now with the "cnn newsroom." >> how about a lot of fun? come on! >> some people have to work so i felt bad! >> happy fourth of july, guys. we all will be celebrating. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thank you for joining us. >>> witnesses taking the stand in the casey anthony murder trial. the judge says the case could go to the jury this weekend. >>> los alamos national lab closed fifth day as high winds make problems for fire crews. 94,000 acres have burned. lab officials say toxic materials are saving. >>> royal couple wakes
proceeding all through making headlines for wrong reasons but making big headlines nonetheless. >> we are following awe tlel' more on the nfl next week. mark, thanks. >>> the numbers are out. not the poll numbers and not the dow industrial. we are talking about the big number of bucks your presidential candidates are raising to win the white house. jim acosta, who has got the biggest bank? >> reporter: sometimes he's are the numbers that count, kyra, this morning. it looks like at this point, the person who has got the biggest bank right now is mitt romney. we haven't gotten any official totals in right now. yesterday his campaign did confirm that he is expected to bring in between $15 million and $20 million in the first quarter of fund-raising this year. not as much as he raised for the 2008 campaign but, still, way ahead of the rest of the pack. jon huntsman, we can mention, he also has a pretty big fund-raising hall for a guy that not a lot of people know about. $4 million. we should mention half of that, though, is money he kicked in himself. he is part of a very wealthy family t
tax on alcohol goes up 3%. for more information, go to wjla.com. >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to
seen a big decline in prices that much harder to sell. >> in certain areas the homes are hard to sell anyways. so i don't know whether this will make it more difficult. it certainly won't help. >> reporter: zillow says even with the new algorythm, the estimates are just a starting point and both carp and quickly agree. >> i would not read too many into it. i would read very little into it. i think the changes in indices over a short period of time are noise. >> i hope they get further corroboration of the value of their houses before they jump off a bridge. >> reporter: there is a psychological aspect to all of this. experts say homeowners make financial and life decisions based on what they believe their homes are worth. if you're curious about what your home is worth, you can have it appraised by a professional. usually costs about $350 to $400. even the folks at zillow say, listen, this is just a starting point. you really do need to do your due diligence. >> thank you. >>> well, the ink has hit the paper. governor brown has signed the state budget a day before the fiscal year star
to be a very busy place. we got the folk line festival under way behind me, also the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheap
the agreement of germany's big banks and insurers. nigel has the details. >> while greece counts the cost of its austerity measures, the lenders are on notice they also will have to shoulder some of the financial damage. the next bailout expects the biggest foreign holders, notably france and germany, the chip in by rolling over their loans. germany's institutions confirmed they will help to the tune of 3 billion euros. k chief has been working on a plan. >> we are taking the french bases of a model of building and modifications. we hope we will find a satisfactory solution for all the parties involved. >> this market watcher says the aim is to delay a greek default until europe can cope with the better. >> if there was a default, does it mean there will be a run on french banks or german banks will need to be recapitalized? the problem politicians have is they have to please the electorate at home. we have already seen it in finland -- government is getting voted out because the populations are unhappy having to put their hands in their pockets and having their taxes raised to pay for countries
and dry fourth of july weekend. this is part of the latest budget cuts tied to san jose's big budget crisis. on any given day a fire truck or fire engine will be out of service at one of san jose four stations. these cuts are raising public safety fears both in and outside the fire department. >> response times increase. fire intensity grows. and so upon arrival our firefighters will be faced with a greater workload, higher risk, and greater demand. >> that is not good for anybody. >> there will not be any re ductions in staff on sunday or the fourth of july. there are cuts that take place today. >>> san francisco city leaders failed to meet today's budget deadline. they were huddled in closed door meetings in city hall until late last night. they are still trying to figure out the final pieces of a huge budget package. now they have agreed on nearly all of the major points in ed lee's $6.8 billion spending plan. the remaining sticking points include proposed social services cuts and contracting -- contracting out security at some city hospitals. >>> the u.s. senate canceled its holi
ingle downtown in new york. gregg: there's a big battle going on over spending, it actually shut down the state of minnesota. lawmakers failing to meet a budget agreement for the midnight deadline last night. so the government is closing up shop. both sides, still at odds over how to eliminate a $5 billion state decifit. >> the democrats and republicans need to stop acting like crips and bloods, gang members. >> i just don't understand how when you shut down a government and we shut down all of these jobs that are going to be lost right now, how are you going to increase and solve a budget crisis when you're not employing people? how are you going to solve that problem? it doesn't make logical sense. >> you never know how long it's going to be so i don't know want my plants to die. they told us to do that, get ready. >> stu join us, democratic governor, republican legislature, you can see this one coming down the pike. i wonder how it's going to end and who will get the blame. >> that's the question, who gets the blame but you're right, this is a standoff taking place across the count
see the big area of high pressure. rain trying to push but it is deflected to the south. we have this big area of protection. storms will hold off for awhile. a lot of sunshine today. 84 to 89 for the high. northwest wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. things begin to break down on saturday. maybe some rain to the west of us. it looks like saturday will hold together for our area. by sunday, a front gets closer. the high starts to break down. rain chances go up. the front sinks to our south. we do have a range chance. ocean city looks dry on saturday and sunday. -- we do have a range chance. 87 today. low 90's over the weekend. rain chances kicking in on sunday. maybe some isolated storms on monday. on-again, off-again rain next week as well. >> another tablet hits the market today. this version looks similar to others. it has a user interface. it is thin and has a camera and a bunch of apps. messaging and e-mail services. the reason for credit the tablets is simple. >> pc cells are slowly diminishing. laptops sells off slowly diminishing. tablet sales are going through the roof. if
's a big question. they clearly can't have an opening in the treasury secretary's post right now. so it would leave the white house and the administration in a lurch if he were to, you know, really plan an exit without a clear succession plan. but treasury secretary geithner is clearly exhausted. >> but that is exactly why it stee seems to me so odd. it sounds like what people are expecting out of this white house when it comes to economics these days, so maybe it's just par for the course. jeff, does it strike you as just kind of bad politics, bad timing? what's your take on this? >> i don't think anyone in the world cares much who's the treasury secretary. people care that the economy is not recovering, and he is the leading representative of it other than the president himself. things were getting better in may. they stopped getting better. this is a problem in substance, and it's a problem politically. shuffling around the boxes doesn't matter, but the lack of a sense that anything is getting better or there's a plan to get things better is a big, big problem. >> jeff, there's ab
yesterday. then this morning is was a big question. as you see people heading in to catch the 7:10 vote is there will be no strike but it did take us awhile to get here. >> you don't see signs up, so i guess we're supposed to work. >> you didn't know anything about a strike? >> no. >> reporter: that man was our first indication that the strike wouldn't happen at all. he belongs to the inlandboatmen's union, the union that was supposed to go on strike. he showed up for work this morning. so did the other employees. so just after 5 service went ahead as scheduled. that was the first gate to open and there were a handful of passengers. >> i was in the car on the way to the city. i was just about to drive when i heard. >> reporter: how much easier is it for you get on the boat? >> much, coffee, paper. >> reporter: two boats left. there was a lot of confusion. we heard from the district. they said the union didn't give them a head's up. the union said they did tell the district yesterday morning about the possibility of a strike and told them last night this was called off. taking a live loo
requires sales tax to be collected, like amazon. in response? amazon took a big protest by severing ties with over 10,000 sales affiliate that are based in california. keethegabe slate's tech report has more. >>gabe: for now, you will not be charged with the sales-tax. this was a risky move, for amazon continuing i caught-up with cnet affiliate and how this could impact california? >> basically small businesses, can leave a log could sand amazon send people to amazon into the small cost. it is actually a pretty impact business relationship it was severed. and from nevada of all the way over to the state line. in net effect is not going to impact consumers but it will impact the state revenue. perhaps state revenues will decline. >> also a retailer of the coast through a subsidiary and and the california association with that business? must collect sales tax. in palo in the cupertino, and if they try to enforce that part of that new law? it will probably tied up in the courts for years and amazon improbably currently when. >> amazon will win this fight. there is a big difference between t
-packard which is going mobil thanks to another silicon valley company. >> sit powerful enough and big enough? >> reporter: with all the attention paid to tablet computer, hp face as huge challenge. the silicon giant is famous as a leader in the tech industry, but when it comes to tablets, it's behind. >> this is the hp touch pad. >> reporter: now trying to make up ground, the touchpad looks familiar with a big difference. its operating system. a user interface or u.i. >> when people use the touch pad, when they pick it up in the store, when they give it a try, what they're going to find is that we have a u.i. that's like none other. >> reporter: but hp faces an uphill battle. we're all used to the apple tablet and android tablet. hp, these're known for what's on their desk. >> pc sales are slowly diminishing, laptop sales are slowly diminishing and tablet sales are going through the roof and if hp doesn't get into the game in a big way, they stand to lose. >> what we're seeing is people are computing more. they're taking their devices with them. they're filling the white spaces in their day
. she called 911 and helped clean up the wound. >> we just heard the big boom, the big shot. so my son came in the house i got shot, it hurt. so i just took him upstairs and cleaned the wound. >> reporter: police say after the shooting they found the boy who pulled the trigger and the gun he used in his apartment. >> the handgun is the question here. how did the 5-year-old obtain the hand fun and who does it belong to? -- handgun and who does it belong to? >> reporter: officials transmitted the 4-year-old to children's hospital. fortunately the gunshot wound was not life threatening. meanwhile as police questioned the adults and others who had access to the apartment, they say this should serve as a reminder to all who keep guns in the home. >> this all comes down to gun safety. there are many people who own guns. we have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people w
of the day tomorrow and most of the day afternoon showers pop up and monsoonal flow work in . no big storms to worry about . 95 degrees in minneapolis . 96 in kansas city . tomorrow, a bit of the a relief and a big heat wave in the north tapering off as the front approaches. if you are in the southwest, it is a scorcher. 11 until phoenix and in california, summer comes your way. that's the latest. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] if you think "heroes" are only in movies, consider this: over 70% of firefighters are local volunteers... these are our neighbors putting their lives on the line. and when they rely on a battery, there are firefighters everywhere who trust duracell. and now you can join with duracell to help. just buy specially-marked packs & duracell will make a battery donation to local volunteers. these days don't we all need someone to trust...? duracell. trusted everywhere. >> maria shriver filed for divorce from arnold schwarzenegger. she cited irreconcilable differences in the paperwork which her attorney handed in today to los angeles superior court. the couple had b
:00 p.m. the '90s will really take hold out in the east bay. the delta, a highway for a corridor, a big walnut creek, the stretch of 583 livermore and back to tracy will be hot. south of san jose near morgan hill, 90 degree weather as well. that is hallows in general and then things will cool off as we head towards 9:00 p.m.. if >> events is as good as a guest for the bay area commute. no delays through marin county. a very live right southbound on 101. public transit, no problems reported. there was a threat of a strike on the golden gate ferries and that was resolved before the first serious flaws scheduled to leave. >> the white sticker is good for 2015. here is a list of vehicles that can receive the white sticker. with the yellow sticker the only issue 85,000, with the white sticker it is unlimited. if you have a vehicle that is all electric or natural gas, you should apply. is good until to the odds of 15. -- 2015. >> upon to the california state budget. the budget battle is over. yesterday the governor signed a $36 billion in the budget package into law without tax increases. cal
planned recess next week for the 4th of july. >> mitch mcconnell making a big deal of inviting the president for a chat with no notice with the knowledge he already had plans. >> the president said he wasn't going to change his plaque plans to meet with mitch mcconnell. >> he also invited the president to hear what would not pass. >> is it logic? the republicans are not big on logic. >> if they don't this time, the full faith and credit of the u.s. will be in peril. >> if we don't do that -- wait, what happens again? >> armageddon. >> armageddon. >> armageddon. >> democrats are saying yes to michele bachmann. >> i'm not surprised by how well michele bachmann has done. she comes across as a real person. >> real human moments. very compelling to voters. >> obama's got some magic. >> with the wink and a hug, she's made the majority of the gop field disappear. >> king james called napoleon and together decided to kill america. they sent the nina, pina, and santa maria to fight. >>> and yes to stephen colbert. >> i'm sorry to say, ladies and gentlemen, we won! [ applause ] >> it's s
doesn't matter. a lost season is a big deal. >>> tight lipped about any emergency surgery and now an admission from venezuelan president hugo chavez. in a televised appearance yesterday, chavez says that doctors in cuba operated on him to remove a cancerous tumor in june. there's no word yet on when he will return to venezuela but speculation surrounded his health after he canceled a high-profile summit of latin american leaders slated for this month. >>> in japan the government is recommending more evacuations from the area around the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. officials say 113 additional households should evacuate from four districts now considered radiation hot spots. that's far beyond the mandatory exclusion zone set up for 20 kilometers around the fukushima reactors. >>> on the run since 2005, and on the 15 most wanted fugitive list since june, alleged drug kingpin keith hasson arrested in los angeles yesterday. he's suspected of masterminding a nationwide cocaine and marijuana ring which raked in more than $20 million. he's also wanted on an open indictment in n
, changing. one of the big concerns and senator harry reid brought this us up yesterday s if they don't come up with a deal soon, how might the markets react and how might that effect ordinary families? veronica? >> tracie, thank. >>> last night on "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" lawrence asked bruce bartlett if his interpretation of the 14th amendment to the constitution which says that authorized u.s. debt incurred for payment of pension shall not be called into question means that congressional is not actually required to raise the debt ceiling. >> i think a broad reading of that provision of the constitution is justified. especially the part about the pensions. because that implies a symmetry, to things such assess which one can argue is a debt that is owed to the people who pay the taxes and the expectation of getting a benefit. that would be true of medicare benefits, and, of course, a lot of what the government pays for is vendors who provide goods and services to the government, especially the department of defense. it seems to me all of those things can be legitimately consi
need to do that. we have come up with a trillion in cuts. we need to ask big oil companies and people making over a million dollars to do their fair share by increasing revenues. >> let's talk about a short term deal. are you willing to vote for something that is iks to eight months, the trillion, trillion and a half cuts that have been agred to among the biden group to raise the debt ceiling temporarily? can you sign on to something like that? >> chuck, i prefer ton. i wasn't elected to kick the can. the matter is, he can don't need to kick the can. everybody knows what needs to be done. tighten belts, those are the elements of a long term deal that will help our economy grow and prosper in the future. we have done it before. we could do it again. it would be nice it if we had republicans to noe republicans to negotiate in, in good faith. >> some cuts in medicare, i know you guys have been making a big deal about the 45th anniversary of medicare just past, are you going it sign on some t.o. something that has trends m n medicare as long as you don't feel it hits beneficiaries directl
improvements to the school district. >> it is a big enough problem that it take more than four years to solve it. >> reporter: if the improvements are met like boosting test scores as well as attendance rate his contract has a provision in it that allows a bonus. back to you. >> thank you. his contract includes a $750 monthly payment for a car and driver. >>> first day of july is like the last day of june. absolutely gorgeous. you cannot ask for much better weather to start the holiday weekend. we have your first warning weather forecast. burn debt woods and tim williams are here with a look at the conditions if you are heading out on date night tonight. >> it is spectacular outside. this weather has been beautiful the last couple of days. nothing in our area. you can notice a front towards the great lakes. what the front will do is get closer tomorrow. there is a chance for a pop up shower or thunderstorm. nothing extreme tomorrow but heat will build and humidity will build. as we head sunday into monday the front comes through. a better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. there
: unless i put a big fat canoli in front of you. >>neil: the idea is we have to get jobs going, and you talk about what is making your life difficult, regulation and price of oil and gasoline which prohibits people from buying bakery products but this must not be encouraging. >> it is more lip service to the public. it is nothing but a constant game of, what can we say to cover our butts? there is no fact. it is all fiction. these people can suddenly say if we don't get this done we will go into the worst depression we have ever seen. but, see you later because i have to have hotdogs and beer this weekend. i got a bakery to run and when your producer so-called, in st. louis the heat index is 105 and i'm on the roof doing tar flashing and thinking, well, are they stretched back on the first-class seat on the way home or maybe riding in the personal airport that the president wants to tax everybody on, on their way home for the weekend because they needed to get there quick. it's more lip service. it shows, truly shows, truly how much our bigs get it and how much they care. i don't know h
-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature here is web os. that's hp's operating system originally developed for the palm prix. uses a playing card metaphor. where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick i i off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. it makes multi-tasking a breeze. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the touch padad >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer repopos" new ranking of fast food restaurants. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chick-fil-a had the best chicken, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >>> coming up next, never before seen images from the wreck of the "titanic." >>> not what you'd expect to find or wa
for anyone using illegal fire work autos one of the best ways to enjoy fire works is one of the big displays, fog sometimes makes those difficult to see, especial fully san francisco, things are looking good for weekend this, is a live look at san francisco, you can see treasure island there. it's been a gorg skbris warm afternoon. people enjoying the opportunity to sun bathe in north beach. and a couple women were grateful for a break from the fog. >> it's awesome. and when this is is a great way to take a look. >> and spencer is here with a look at how hot it got. >> there is a warm up. and these are the highs so far. 91 degrees in morgan hill. and 93 in antioch. 90 fairfield. 92 cloverdale. 88 san jose. it's hot, and very warm. 75 here in san francisco. and tomorrow, high temperatures upper 80s in loxz around the bay. and that is just the beginning of warm weather coming our way. i'll have the forecast coming up. >> and. >> there is dangerous conditions on california rivers. overnight, four deputies got swept downstream when their boat got caught and they've been trying to reach three tee
. >> and how it impacted his career. >>> big story we're following in our area. gunfire at a maryland playground. a 5-year-old pulled the trigger. it happened in hill crest heights. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out who owns that gun, but they do believe the child got it somewhere inside his home. a witness said that it looked like the 5-year-old boyouted a smaller .22 caliber handgun when he shot that 4-year-old boy. that child was taken to children's hospital and is expected to survive. the shooting happened police say when a 5-year-old boy brought the gun to the playground. the 4-year-old boy who was shot ran back to his apartment and a neighbor called 911 and helped address the boy's wounds. police found the 5-year-old who pulled the trigger and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. now neighbors can't help but think how much worse this could have been. >> there are many people who own guns who have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: police have questions for the boy's parents. they are trying to figure out who the owner
in the lower righthand corner, you choose, what do you want to see? this very big baby, a newborn giraffe? the most efficient government building in america? that's choice number two. and number three, los angeles guy who finds a way to put hundreds of gallons of gas in his tank, but well, he could go to jail for what he did. we'll tell you about it, if it's the one you pick. your must-see moment of the day. you vote, foxnews.com, happening now, it's your other news source. julie: a fox news alert for you and a power plant implosion that we are awaiting in frisco, texas, this power plant has served texas for 50 years and it will come crumbling down just minutes from now, it is the retired colon power plant in frisco. as soon as that happens, we'll bring you that amazing picture. we never get sick of implosions. jon: what goes up must come down. julie: there you go, live tv for you! jon: right now a stunning turnaround in the sexual assault case against dominic strauss-kahn, prosecutors agreeing to free the former chief of the international monetary fund on his own reconnaissance, that mea
's capital over the next few days. and big crowds, well, that also means big security concerns. tom sherwood is live for us along the national mall with the latest on all that. hey, tom. >> reporter: hey, aaron. the first thing, somebody just walked by and said why don't you take off that tie? so don't expect to see this tie in the 6:00 show. as usual, these days people coming down this weekend monday night for the fireworks will have some light security to go through to get on to the mall. but the big no-no of course is no alcohol. lots of people already here, and this holiday weekend has begun. ♪ >> reporter: the rhythm and blues tent was a featured attraction at the folk life festival which opened on the mall today. ♪ the beginning of the july 4th weekend which will climax with monday night's fireworks spectacular. >> we came to town with about 14,000 pounds of explosives packaged into more than 2500 deluxe aerial bombs with some of those containing as many as 30 individual munitions. >> reporter: and the good thing about this year's folk life festival, it's in the shade under the tre
this economy and yeah, there's a big issue coming up with regards to the debt ceiling. the president ought to be in washington meeting with republicans, meeting with democrats, he shouldn't leave that town until he has an understanding of what it's going to take to get this economy going again and deal with the fiscal crisis that the country faces. but he's here raising money for a campaign. doesn't even have a primary opponent. >> the president was also in pennsylvania, the white house, though, fires back at that particular metal works plant, the allentown metal works that had been struggling for years when the president visited in 2009. president obama saying while i'm working, there will be candidates parading around the country and doing what they do can which is trying to attack. he told supporters in other parts of pennsylvania while mitt romney was there in pennsylvania. >> mitt romney did not mention his rivals. he's clearly taken the stance that i'm the frontrunner, i'm not going to mention tim pawlenty or michelle bachmann. why's he in pennsylvania? not an early primary state, k
and protecting itself. >> to which one answer might be "so why is it so big?" i mean, it is a vast territorial power which has, of course, significant ethnic minorities. they have large territories. >> rose: so you're suggesting that there is a history of chinese imperialism and any other historian who suggests that... >> no, no. i think that henry kissinger is clearly right. that it is not an eansionist power inhe sense thatfor exame, russia was. expanding constantly but i think... >> rose: and certain after the war. >> but i think that what you see already is a chinese strategic doctrine and kissinger, i think, would not dispute this which stakes an ambitious claim to a spheref influence as we rightly said and that would provoke conflict so i i think we're entering very very difficult times >> rose: well, your oxford colleague neil ferguson suggests that nationalistic forces will overwhelm and that there will be a conflict between... in some way between the united states and china. >> well any historian who has looked at the history of the rise and fall of great powers would say such shifts
found this really interesting. many people say that suggests these online pharmacist could be a big factor in the prescription drug problem overall. for one second i want to show you some numbers as to how big a number we're talking about here. according to the national institute on drug abuse about 7 million people using prescription drugs for non-medical reason. in 2009 ant 3% of the population. nearly one in 12 high school seniors report non-medical use of vicodin. one in 20 say they used oxycontin. what's interesting, drew, is that 59% of those high school seniors also say they got the drugs from a friend or a relative. which brings up another question. as you've been pointing out in your reports, it's so easy to buy these drugs online. but if the pharmacies start to shut down, can people get term from their family or friends pretty easily? >> they certainly will. but i think it's the proliferation of the ease of getting these drugs. and even people who want these drugs, let's say a doctor predescribes them. but the prescription runs out. they're addicted. they want to keep it g
need to do that. we've already come up with a trillion dollars in cuts and we need to ask big oil companies and people making over a million dollars to do their fair share by increasing revenues. >> talk about a short-term deal. are you willing to vote for something that is six to eight months, simply the trillion, trillion and a half in cuts that have been agreed to among, among the biden group to raise the debt ceiling temporarily? can you sign on to something like that? >> chuck, i prefer not to. i wasn't elected to kick the can. the fact of the matter is we don't need to kick the can. everybody know what's needs to be done. tighten our belts, reduce spending, increase revenues, deal with entitlement reform. the elements of a long-term deal that will help our economy grow and pos per in the future. we've done it before. we can do it gren. nice to have republicans to negotiate with in good faith. >> congressman, one of the things that supposedly is getting to have trend's in it, agreed upon according to democrats i've talked to, some cuts in medicare. i know you guys have been m
so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are also up, 11% on average. >> we're cutting back on trips and staying home more. >> it is a pretty exciting trip. the first time that anna and i have ever been anywhere together on a trip like this over the big pond. ♪ >> reporter: the top family destination this summer -- orlando. the top destinations for singles and couples -- las vegas, new york, chicago, and seattle. the good news? experts say there are plenty of flexible hotel deals out there, especially orlando, reno, portland, seattle and colorado. >> free nights, free room upgrades, kids stay free, resort credits. take advantage of all of those offerings to offset higher gas prices and higher airfares. >> reporter: back on the maryland shore, a yearly ritual -- >> every year i bring my kids here just to
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